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J. Dan

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Hey guys, i posted this over on the keyboard corner, but since I've had discussions with a number of you on band-related issues, I figured I'd post here as well. We have been needing some decent video for a LONG time. So last time we played the local Ameristar casino, we hired a professional videographer. Ultimately, these will get edited down to a 2 min promo video geared towards corporate gigs.

 

BTW - that's a Kubicki Bass running through a SansAmp for those of you wondering.

 

I Love Rock n Roll:

[video:youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=41QT8ZYfYzU

Into the Groove:

[video:youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uCjFlKkXNE

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun:

[video:youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KaOCtbxEb8

Love Shack:

[video:youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrqOMVuWsPI

Sweet Child of Mine:

[video:youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwSIf2mSBQM

 

 

 

 

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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I just noticed something...

 

Do you guys change up costumes between each set?

 

Occasionally. The default outfit is the black jeans, shirt, and chucks, and we have different colors of skinny ties (white, red, pink). We'll pick tie color to match whatever our singer happens to be wearing. If we are going to do "alternate" outfits, someone will shoot out an email or text before hand. Usually we'll do that if we're playing the same place 2 nights in a row or if it's a different kind of gig for some reason. With the "alternate" outfits, we'll often change them up slightly from set to set. For the video, we wanted to get an example of each in there, so we did a wardrobe change between sets. The idea has been to migrate more to the "alternate" outfits because a lot of other bands around town have started dressing just like us - it's pretty easy to do. But before we go to that completely, we need to each acquire more clothes and come up with a good system of communicating what we're going with on a particular night to maintain that cohesiveness (something like black/red/white w/vests and/or ties, or pink/grey w/jackets... general so you can change it up some, but make sure we match).

 

I think I posted this on one of the previous band pic threads, but these are some examples of the "alternate" look we're going for:

 

CLONK

 

As you scroll down, the pic at the top of our flyer download is our traditional attire.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Wow, excellent!! Very entertaining show you all put on.

 

I had "Girls Just Wanna..." on in the background and my co-worker thought I was listening to the original.

"Of all the world's bassists, I'm one of them!" - Lug
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Awesome!! My only "complaint" is the bassline to Sweet Child....not that you were asking!

 

I have noodled with that song and haven't found anything that works other than Duff's line.

 

You all are fantastic though. So much better than the "amateur" bands that I have been in. I would pay to see you....and that is saying something.

How do you sign a computer screen?

 

 

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Awesome!! My only "complaint" is the bassline to Sweet Child....not that you were asking!

 

I have noodled with that song and haven't found anything that works other than Duff's line.

 

You all are fantastic though. So much better than the "amateur" bands that I have been in. I would pay to see you....and that is saying something.

 

You're hitting a nerve with me on that one. Being a bass player myself, when he first joined the band, I rode his ass about that (and a few others). Our old bass player played it right. He went crying to the drummer, who he was friends with before joining the band, who called me and asked me to back off. The result: still plays it the same way to this day. And I guarantee, it's not that he CAN'T play it the right way - he just never took the time to learn it right. Big Pet Peeve... I had gotten over it/used to it, thanks for reminding me! :mad:

 

LOL!

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Sorry :crazy:

 

It is just one of those iconic songs that if it doesn't sound "right" everyone knows it. It is possible to change a bassline to a song like that and have it flow, but not the way he is playing it.

 

I will leave it alone now...... :whistle:

How do you sign a computer screen?

 

 

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Sorry to bump this, but I need some good eyes and ears! We're editing a single 2 min compilation promo video from these and need to make sure no crap gets through. So far, we've found some instances of video and audio not lining up, and stuff like our guitar player moving away from his mic while he was still holding out a note (because audio was live, but we shot some closeup personal shots during the day).

 

So I guess I'm asking you to be as picky as possible and in a "where's waldo" sense, help me find anything that either should not be in the final cut, or should be fixed.

 

Thanks so much!

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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K, so here's what we came up with for the compilation:

 

[video:youtube]

 

I hope it makes us lots of money!

 

 

BTW, I would highly recomend the video guy! He's a musician and did sound and lighting before video. He travels, but asked that you mention my name as a referral so he knows it's legit. For the record, I'm:

 

Dan Elze

That 80s Band

St. Louis, MO

 

If you need more, PM me. He was great to work with. A little anal, but that's a good thing. We fought a little over a few things - he wanted control over everything, we basically wanted it live - but in the end it all worked out. I think the results speak for themselves. It captured the show in a professional way without being too polished and edited. People want to know what they'll get, and I think we captured it!

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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